Web Time Wasters

How was your week, guys? We looooved every second of the nearly perfect weather, eating every meal outside and walking/biking everywhere. I also helped two friends celebrate their birthdays and watched my 13-year-old stepson shred his way through Sharp Dressed Man at his School Of Rock-esque summer band camp.

3 things of note!

1. For a loooong time the ‘pin it’ button on my posts hasn’t worked particularly well. You might have tried to click on it only to have it disappear beneath your cursor. No more! All my stuff is easy to pin now! Thanks be to Kim!

2. I still have plenty of space in June’s Network of Nice! If you need a un-Googleable, non-promotional hookup (friends in a new city, education or career insight, etc) drop me a line!  sarah (at) yesandyes (dot) org.

3. July 1st is the official midpoint of the year! If you want a bit of help getting back on your goal-chasing wagon, you might enjoy my free workbook Get What You Want. Over on Facebook Live, we’re working through it together.
Day 1: Figure out what you want
Day 2: Nail down WHY you want what you want
Day 3: Own what you want (and tell people about it)
Day 4: Getting past excuses and self-defeating B.S. 

Now! The best stuff on the internet! For you!

I’m halfway through this book and loving it. If you loved Big Magic, you’ll love this.

Whooooa! This backyard makeover is amazing!

Halloumi, peach, and cherry salad? YES PLEASE.

Related: create a ‘formula’ for great salads and preparing lunch gets a lot easier!

Want help de-cluttering? Write a breakup letter to your stuff.
“What will happen when you go? I’m afraid to find out. I may find I have nothing to offer or that I gave away stuff I shouldn’t have, that I’ll be unhappy, alone, and unloved. What will I gain when I let go? I need to break up with you to find out.”

Did you know that now more 18-34-year-old Americans are living with their parents than living alone, with partners, or roommates?
In 2014, 28% of young men were living with a spouse or partner in their own home, while 35% were living in the home of their parent(s).

These cineomagraphs are lovely! Plus tips on how to make your own.

An adorable necklace!

Restaurants hate your first dates.

I throw away 90% of the mail we get. You, too? Here are 10 ways to stop junk mail.

Is someone you love ill? Rather than send them flowers (that die) or bring food (that they might not be able to eat), why don’t you send them a Healing Box? The contents have been curated and selected by Grace, a woman who’s struggled with chronic health issues – so she knows what helps and what doesn’t!

Alternatives to Resting Bitch Face:

Thanks For Behaving So Predictably Badly Face
Stop Looking At the Clock While I’m Talking Face
This is All a Bunch of Bureaucratic Nonsense Face
You Haven’t Told Me Anything That I Didn’t Already Know Face

What happens when your husband comes out as trans?

This GQ story is so well done it gives me Writing Envy. And it’s about Kim Kardashian.
Madonna-and-child tendencies aside, the real-life Kim has slightly sharper edges than her celebrity character. She’s frighteningly organized: She tells me that before bed she deletes every single text message and e-mail from her phone, unless it’s something she still needs to respond to. Her go-to sense of humor is dry irony, used sparingly.

I love a good productivity post! 5 tips to stay organized, procrastinate less, and get more done.

Yup. Pick one thing and do it with heart.

And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: The difference between ‘have to’ and ‘want to,’ The most important relationship in your life + how to improve it, How to let it go.

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